Definition: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Area map
Buhari Seeks World Bank’s Support to Recover Stolen Funds
This Day Live - 4/29/2016 3:55:42 AM
She commended the president for restoring stability and security in the country ... That is one area we would also like to support with our own ideas from the private sector arm of the World Bank.”
Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan: The world’s most-needed hospitals are under attack
Washington Post - 4/28/2016 4:42:49 PM
The organization directly runs six in the country, but provides funding and medical supplies ... The organization has condemned the overnight attack, which also claimed the life of one of the area's last pediatricians. "Where is the outrage among those ...
Around the world
The Bulletin - 4/30/2016 7:50:44 AM
India heat wave — With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a ... s one of the physics world’s most complex machines ...
Spooked by Russia, Lithuania spares no money for defence
Channel News Asia - 4/28/2016 4:14:11 PM
PABRADE TRAINING AREA, Lithuania: The town doesn't have a name yet ... The first such facility in the Baltic states, it is seen as a symbol of how seriously those countries now view the threat from Russia, their former overlord. The largest of the three ...
Severini's World Class Soccer School, in its 27th year, offering local summer camps
Main Line Media News - 4/29/2016 1:28:21 PM
The remaining July camps will be held at the Haverford Reserve area. The last camp will be held Aug ... and development that have attracted players from all over the country and the world, have specialized in high level training for the middle school ...
32 World Heritage Sites in India identified by UNESCO
Jagran Josh - 4/29/2016 1:35:31 PM
Kaziranga covers an area of 378 km2 (146 sq mi).It is a world heritage site, the park hosts two-thirds ... This north Indian park is situated in the country's northwestern part of Rajasthan. It was declared a national park in 1982 and then later tagged ...
Why the country most poisoned by Chernobyl is going nuclear
BBC - 4/30/2016 12:12:36 AM
But despite being devastated by the fallout from the world's worst civil nuclear disaster, the country is now building its own nuclear ... close to Chernobyl, tells of how the area round her old home is within an exclusion zone which circles the site.
World Bank Report Urges Caution in Deep Sea Mining in the Pacific
The World Bank - 4/28/2016 8:46:12 PM
SUVA, April 28, 2016 – A new World Bank report recommends that Pacific Island countries supporting or considering deep ... therefore we recommend stronger regional cooperation in this area.” Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu ...
World Press Freedom At Lowest In More Than A Decade, Watchdog Says
Radio Free Europe - 4/27/2016 4:12:23 AM
Five out of the world's 10 worst-rated countries and territories are in RFE/RL's broadcast area -- Belarus is ranked 192nd, Crimea 195th, and Iran 190th, while Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan occupy the 197th and 198th spots, higher only than North Korea.
Will The World Have Enough To Eat In 2050? Study Suggests Urban Growth Could Cause Problems In Developing World
International Business Times - 4/29/2016 9:10:39 AM
The growth would mean that roughly two-thirds of the world ... in developing countries comes from domestic, local sources. To meet the challenge, infrastructure and food delivery methods will need to become more efficient and span more area, the research ...
America's 21st Century Government: The Worst In This Country's History?
OpEdNews - 4/29/2016 8:59:20 PM
Specifically, I'm speaking of the government we have had in place since this country's entry into the 21 st Century ... tax code to make U.S. corporations more competitive in the world; it's old, it's outdated and out of step with the times when ...
Security Of Nuclear Weapons Challenges For South Asia And The Muslim World – Analysis
Eurasia Review - 4/27/2016 1:09:15 PM
Indeed in the overall area of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament ... This will render the leaders of the Muslim world great credibility, not just within their countries, but also much beyond. About the author: *Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury is ...
If ISIS Exterminates Christians the World 'Has No Hope,' Warns Congressman
The Christian Post - 4/29/2016 4:48:47 PM
A U.S. congressman who played a vital role in persuading the government to label the Islamic State's slaughter of religious minorities a "genocide" has warned that the world ... in the area, and also to create safe havens within the embattled countries ...
New documentary reveals harsh world of migrant workers in Canadian greenhouses
Canada - 4/29/2016 2:01:10 AM
Every year thousands of workers from countries as diverse as Jamaica and Thailand travel to Canada to work in greenhouses in Leamington, Ont., an area renowned for its tomato production. The tomatoes are local, but the people who pick and grow them ...
US places 5 countries on trade monitoring list
KCTV5 News - 4/29/2016 4:38:39 AM
If those talks fail, the United States can seek to impose trade sanctions such as penalty tariffs, though those sanctions must win approval of the World Trade Organization. The last country ever designated ... located in a wooded area.